Liverpool face Real Madrid in Europe

Published Thursday, 28 August 2014
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Brendan Rodgers' Liverpool will face Real Madrid in the Champions League.

Liverpool face Real Madrid in Europe
Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers. (© Getty)

The line-up for the group stage of the top European club football tournament was decided in Monaco on Thursday afternoon.

Carnlough man Rodgers was handed a kind draw in Group B, which also features Swiss club Basel and Ludogorets of Bulgaria, as well as a glamour tie with champions Real.

"It was great excitement and hopefully it was great for the supporters to sit and watch the draw for the first time in five years," he said.

I'm already thinking of Anfield on that night.

Brendan Rodgers

"That was last season's hard work, what we were working towards - getting Liverpool back into a competition where we are synonymous.

"To be back in it again, no matter who we were going to play, it was always going to be exciting. But to have Real Madrid in your group, the champions last season, is going to be special."

Meanwhile Premier League champions Manchester City found themselves in one of the toughest groups as they were paired with Bayern Munich, CSKA Moscow and Roma.

Draw in full:

Group A
Atletico Madrid
Juventus
Olympiacos
Malmo

Group B
Real Madrid
Basel
Liverpool
Ludogorets

Group C
Benfica
Zenit St. Petersburg
Bayer Leverkusen
Monaco

Group D
Arsenal
Borussia Dortmund
Galatasaray
Anderlecht

Group E
Bayern Munich
Man City
CSKA Moscow
Roma

Group F
Barcelona
PSG
Ajax
Apoel Nicosia

Group G
Chelsea
Schalke 04
Sporting
Maribor

Group H
FC Porto
Shakhtar Donetsk
Athletic Bilbao
BATE

© UTV News
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2 Comments
up the pool in ards wrote (55 days ago):
we beat them before and we can do it again.
Adrian in Coleraine wrote (55 days ago):
Ere we go again nothern irish liverpool sports news !
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